LayDown
John Waite Lyrics


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Oh yeah
It ain't the way that you look at me
No nor the way you talk
Could be a dark side coming out of me

But I just like that way that you walk
And I know what you've got is a thing for me
And I want that thing awful bad
Don't mess around

This is too intense
I'm getting hot on the spot
Tell me just to laydown
And stay down

For my love
Laydown
And stay down
For my love

Yeah
Laydown
Could be the way that you're smiling
But I don't think so

Could be the jukebox
But I don't think so
Could be the way the stars are out tonight
We're living in some afterglow

Come on come on
Come on alright
What you've got is what I need tonight
Feelin' good

I feel alright
Come on girl
Don't take all night
Gonna laydown

And stay down
For my love
Laydown and stay down
For my love

This could be the rainbow bridge
Crossing over to Shangri-La
The midnight sky above our heads
You can be who you are

Tell me to laydown
Stay down
For my love
Laydown

And stay down
For my love
Laydown
Come on why don't you

Laydown
Come on come on come on
Laydown
Come on why don't you just

Laydown tonight
Laydown
Come on
Laydown





Yeah
Laydown

Overall Meaning

In John Waite's song "Laydown", the lyrics depict a lustful and passionate desire for someone, but with a hint of danger. The opening lines mention that it's not just the way the person looks or talks, but there is a potential for a "dark side" coming out of the singer. It's clear that the singer is attracted to the person they are singing about, and they know that the feeling is mutual. The chorus repeats the title phrase "laydown and stay down," which can be interpreted in a sexual sense, but could also be seen as a plea for submission or surrender to the singer's power.


As the song progresses, the singer lists off different things that could be contributing to their attraction, such as the way the person is smiling or the fact that the stars are out. There is a sense of urgency and passion in both the lyrics and the music, with a strong beat and guitar riffs that build towards the end. The line "this could be the rainbow bridge crossing over to Shangri-La" adds a mystical and almost spiritual element to the song, further emphasizing that this moment of passion is otherworldly and transcendent.


Overall, "Laydown" is a song about giving in to desire, surrendering to passion, and living in the moment.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh yeah
Expressing excitement and enthusiasm


It ain't the way that you look at me
Your looks don't impress me


No nor the way you talk
Neither the way you talk


Could be a dark side coming out of me
But, there's a possibility that my negative side might be influencing me


But I just like that way that you walk
Still, I am attracted to the way you walk


And I know what you've got is a thing for me
I am aware that you have feelings for me


And I want that thing awful bad
I desire that feeling very strongly


Don't mess around
Don't waste time


This is too intense
The situation is overwhelming


I'm getting hot on the spot
I am getting very excited


Tell me just to laydown
Ask me to settle down


And stay down
And remain calm


For my love
For the sake of love


Laydown
Relax, calm down


Could be the way that you're smiling
Maybe it's because of your smile


But I don't think so
But, I doubt it


Could be the jukebox
Maybe it's because of the jukebox


But I don't think so
But, I doubt it


Could be the way the stars are out tonight
Maybe it's because of the beautiful night sky


We're living in some afterglow
We are relishing the beautiful moment


Come on come on
Let's get going


Come on alright
Let's do it


What you've got is what I need tonight
What you possess is what I desire today


Feelin' good
Feeling happy and fine


I feel alright
I am happy and content


Come on girl
Let's go, girl


Don't take all night
Don't take too long


Gonna laydown
I am going to relax


And stay down
And remain calm


This could be the rainbow bridge
This moment might be the perfect time


Crossing over to Shangri-La
To experience a perfect moment


The midnight sky above our heads
The beautiful night sky above us


You can be who you are
You can relax and be yourself


Tell me to laydown
Ask me to relax


Stay down
Remain calm


Come on why don't you
Let's do it


Laydown
Relax, calm down


Come on come on come on
Let's do it quickly


Laydown tonight
Relax tonight


Come on
Let's go


Laydown
Relax, calm down


Yeah
Yes


Laydown
Relax, calm down




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Written by: John Waite

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